Athletics

 

A Glenwood Titan Student-Athlete is...

A person of incredible character, selfless dedication, and relentless determination.

 

Athletics Mission Statement

Glenwood athletics will provide a platform for developing student-athletes into successful adults. Our programs will prepare students physically and mentally for the rigors of athletic competition; teach athletes to learn from successes and failures; prepare them to work together towards common goals; and challenge them to commit to the hard work, dedication, and responsibilities needed to sustain a balanced, successful life.

 

Athletics Vision Statement

Glenwood athletic teams will successfully balance academic and athletic demands of student-athletes. Our student-athletes will maintain high academic standards and conduct themselves with high character and respect of others. Our programs will routinely strive to maximize their competitive successes against all competition. We will be humble in victory and gracious in defeat, always learning and improving.

 

Philosophy of our Education-Based Athletic Programs

Interscholastic athletics is an integral part of the student experience. Participation in athletics provides students with an unrivaled opportunity to develop life skills such as a strong work ethic, discipline, dedication, teamwork, collaboration, unselfishness, leadership, time management, and how to respond to failures and successes. Winning is an important part of our athletic programs, but only to the extent that it enhances the development of our student-athletes. In addition to developing fundamental skills and knowledge of their sports, our programs are designed to contribute to the student-athlete’s physical and mental health and maturity, as well as foster high character and moral values. Participation in athletics is a privilege offered to our students; One that comes with their willingness to accept the responsibilities that are associated with being part of our programs.

 

The 2018-19 Glenwood Athletic Department consisted of 111 coaches (51 paid and 27 volunteer high school and 28 paid and 5 volunteer middle school coaching positions), one athletic trainer provided through Springfield Clinic Sports Medicine, one athletic secretary, and one director of athletics.

 

During the 2018-19 school year, our high school and middle school programs competed in approximately 862 contests (GHS – 596, GMS – 266). Of these contests, roughly 326 were home contests (GHS – 209, GMS – 117). This year we hosted 16 post-season events/ tournaments, eight IESA post-season events and eight IHSA post-season events. The middle school hosted a baseball regional, softball regional, cross country sectional, 7th grade girls basketball regional, 8th grade girls basketball regional, 8th grade boys basketball regional, wrestling regional, and 8th grade girls volleyball regional. The high school hosted the girls tennis sectional, boys soccer super-sectional, a home football playoff game, opening round game of the girls basketball regional, wrestling regional, and girls soccer regionals and super-sectional.  Last year year we hosted 11 post-season tournaments/contests.

Glenwood High School

Glenwood High School offers 23 varsity sports. Forty-three separate levels ranging from freshmen to varsity comprise the high school athletic program. These figures include Cheerleading and Dance one time even though both have fall and winter seasons. Cheer, Dance, and Bass Fishing are considered Activities by the IHSA. In addition, we offered eSports for the first time this year. eSports is currently an emerging activity within the IHSA. Our official IHSA enrollment for 2018-19 was 1403. This is up from last year’s enrollment of 1381.

 

  • 492 athletes participated in at least one sport. This count includes the 17 students whose only participation was eSports.

  • 286 boys (40%) participated in athletics

  • 225 girls (30%) participated in athletics

This was a successful year for Glenwood Athletics in the CS8 conference. Glenwood High School finished second in the CS8 all-activity point totals for the 2018-19 school year. We crowned three CS8 champions, football, boys swimming and diving, & girls soccer.

 

Glenwood Middle School/Glenwood Intermediate School

Glenwood Middle School and Glenwood Intermediate School provide an extensive variety of athletic activities where students can extend their involvement in programs outside of the classroom. Through the IESA, our 7/8 competitive enrollment was 743.

  • 344 students (250 7th & 8th grade students) participated in at least one sport

  • 172 boys participated in athletics

  • 172 girls participated in athletics

 

Athletic Accomplishments/IESA Tournament Series

Glenwood Middle School and Glenwood Intermediate School had a great deal of success this past year. Our teams and individual athletes were able to earn many accomplishments, including, regional and sectional championships, state finals appearances.

Athletic opportunities at GMS/GIS include:

  • Softball (7th & 8th)

  • Boys & Girls Cross Country (6th – 8th)

  • Baseball (7th & 8th)

  • Football (7th & 8th)

  • Boys & Girls Basketball (7th & 8th)

  • Fall & Winter Cheer (7th & 8th)

  • Fall & Winter Dance (7th & 8th)

  • Volleyball (6th – 8th)

  • Wrestling (5th – 8th)

  • Boys & Girls Track & Field (6th – 8th)

Director of Athletics (GHS)

Mr. Dusty Burk
Address: 1501 E. Plummer Blvd., Chatham, IL 62629
P: 217.483.2424 ext. 5 | F: 217.483.5402 | E: dburk@bcsd5.org​​

Director of Athletics (GMS)

Mr. Ryan Green

Address: 595 Chatham Rd., Chatham, IL 62629

P: 217.483.2481 | F: 217.483.4940 | E: rgreen@bcsd5.org